Claire Rhiannon

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Claire Rhiannon is a professional violinist performing multiple genres on both electric and acoustic violins in the UK and Internationally

Claire Rhiannon is a versatile violinist performing on both electric and acoustic violins from pop, folk and classical repertoire. She has been performing as a soloist and in various ensembles all over the UK and Europe for over eight years and has performed in many events including festivals, orchestras, weddings and session work on both acoustic, electric and baroque violin and has performed in Malta, Luxembourg, France, Latvia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and Spain and has been honoured to perform for a Christmas service at the Royal Chapel in St James’ palace for members of the Royal family in December 2021. Claire took up the violin with great enthusiasm at the age of 10, in her last few years of school, she accepted a place to study at Yorkshire Young Musicians (YYM) in Hull under Michel Gurevich until she left school to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD). During her studies, Claire decided to specialise in Early Music performance taught by world acclaimed baroque soloist, Rachel Podger. Claire Rhiannon loves performing and her friendly demeanour, professionalism and skill are held in high regard by all that hire her.

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Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Pop, Tribute, Americana, Asian music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Vintage, Easy listening, Light music, Welsh folk
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch
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Song list

~ Pop ~
A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All of me - Sam Smith
All you need is love - Beatles
Anti-hero - Taylor Swift
As it was - Harry Styles
At last - Etta James
Blinded by the Lights - The Weeknd
Can’t help falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Castle on the hill - Ed Shearan
Cherry Wine - Hozier
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Creep in’ - The Weeknd
Dancing in the dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dream a little dream - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Flowers - Miley Cyrus
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
God is a woman - Ariana Grande
Golden Hour - JVKE
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyoncé
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
I choose you - Sara Bareilles
I Feel it Comin’ - The Weeknd
I Follow Rivers - Marika Hackman
I wanna Dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
I won’t give up - Jason Mraz
If I ain’t got you - Alicia Keys
If you’re not the one - Daniel Bedingfield
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
I’m on fire - Bruce Springsteen
I’m yours - Jason
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Lavender Haze - Taylor Swift
La Vie en rose
Latch - Sam Smith
Like Real People do - Hozier
Lovely day - Bill Withers
Lover - Taylor Swift
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Make you Feel my love - Adele
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Next to me - Emili Sandé
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Perfect - Ed Shearan
Rather be - Clean bandit
Save your tears - The Weeknd
Shallow - A star is born
Shape of You - Ed Shearan
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Shrike - Hozier
Symphony - Clean Bandit
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
Thinking out loud - Ed Shearan
Thinking out Loud -Ed Shearan
This will be (an everlasting love)- Natalie Cole
Unholy - Sam Smith
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
We found love - Rihanna
What a different a day makes - Dinah Washington
What a wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I fall in love - Nat King Cole
Where ever you will go - The Calling
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne
You are the reason - Calum Scott
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~ Classical ~
Air from the suite in D major - J.S Bach
Arrival on the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave maría
Ave Maria -Schubert
Canon - Pachelbel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Flower duet - Delibes
Jesu, Joy of a man’s Desiring - J.S Bach
Légende - Wieniawski
Meditation from Thais - Jules Massanet
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
O mío babbino caro - Puccini
Salut d’amour - Elgar
Sheep may safely graze- J.S Bach
Sicilienne - Faure
Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (selection) - J.S Bach
The Notebook (main theme)
The Swan, Carnival of the animals - Saint Saens
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) - Andrea Bocelli
Violin concerto in A major - Mozart
Violin concerto in G major - Mozart
Violin concerto D Major ii Canzonetta - Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in E minor ii Andante - Mendelssohn
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
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~Jazz/Soul vibes~
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All of Me - Billie Holiday
April in Paris - Julie London
Autumn in New York - Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Blue Moon
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Cold, Cold Heart - Norah Jones
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Cry me a River - Julie London
Don’t know Why - Norah Jones
Dream a little Dream - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Easy Street - Julie London
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald
High and Dry - Jamie Cullum
I should Care - Julie London
I’m a Fool to want you - Billi Holiday
I’m in the Mood for Love - Julie London
I’ve got you under my skin - Ella Fitzgerald
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Lonestar - Norah Jones
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight in Vermont - Ella Fitzgerald
My Foolish Heart - Bill Evans
My girl - The Temptations
Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald
Nightingale - Norah Jones
Painter Song - Norah Jones
Paper moon - Ella Fitzgerald
Round Midnight - Julie London
Shoot the Moon - Norah Jones
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Smile - Nat King Cole
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Take five - Dave Brubeck
Tenderly - Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
These Foolish Things - Ella Fitzgerald
They can’t take that away from me - Ella Fitzgerald
This Can’t be love - Ella Fitzgerald
Turn me on - Norah Jones
Two Sleepy People - Julie London
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
What a difference a day made - Jamie Cullum
What am I to you? - Norah Jones
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~ Folk ~
Ae fond kiss
Ailein Duinn
Calon Lan
Danny Boy
I Horò ‘S Na Hug Òro Eile
Lagan Love
Lisa Lân
Loch Lomond
Love is like a red, red rose
She is like the swallow
Skye boat song
Star of the County Down
Suo Gan
Sweet Nightingale
Thro the wood Laddie
Tôn fechan Meifod
Wild mountain Thyme
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try to be as flexible as possible with timings. If there are any changes please let me know as soon as possible and I will let you know what can be done to accommodate.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes - this is so I can warm up and ensure all my equipment can be set up and make sure I know where I need to be for each location (if there is more than one) I usually arrive up to an hour early but no later than 30 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, unless performing to a large crowd or very large room in which case I would need a larger PA be provided - either by the venue or externally

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can, usually free of charge unless it is a song I haven’t heard before or I need to source a backing track, the extra practice time or the cost of an original backing track may incur a small charge but that will all be discussed in the booking.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
1 hour of music at the drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. 1 hour of music at the drinks reception
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From customers:

Martin C
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Hereford
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5 out of 5

Thank you Claire for making our wedding day so magical! You played all our songs so beautifully and you were so nice to talk to! We still have people commenting on how wonderful the violinist was!!

Christine H
6 months ago, for a Wedding in Nottingham
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5 out of 5

Claire played for our wedding last year and it was absolutely beautiful! Everyone was stunned by her playing and we loved how she played each song. She played for the guests on arrival and then Wildest Dreams for me as I walked down the aisle and it was so gorgeous!! Everyone had goosebumps and I still get goosebumps now thinking of that wonderful moment! She also played LOVE by Nat King Cole for our exit and we were all laughing and crying on our way out! It was perfect! She then played for part of our reception as everyone came from the ceremony and had canapés It was a lovely selection of music and perfect as everyone was mingling. We loved that she played one of our choices when we came in. All in all we are so glad we chose her. Couldn’t imagine the day with anyone else! She was so professional, looked stunning and just played beautifully and just all around a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much!

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